We aim to preserve valuable resources by focusing on waste reduction as well as the sorting, processing and marketing of recyclables. As a last resort, we dispose of ultimate waste at landfill or dispose of it in the safest manner possible.
Our Resource Recovery division provides the complete range of services for the separation, storage and recycling of wastes generated from industrial, commercial and municipal clients.
With depots in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Durban, we are well placed to offer our core services, which include hiring waste containers and collection and recovery of waste.
Our liquid waste treatment plants and material recycling facilities in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg (Spartan) render both liquid and solid wastes suitable for recovery or safe disposal.
The development of new and innovative waste recycling and energy recovery processes is in line with an increasingly strict set of environmental regulations that aim to:
- limit the quantity of waste stored in landfills
- reduce the depletion of non-renewable resources
As our source separation programmes improve, so more and more waste is being treated through our recycling and recovery processes. This, in turn, leads to enhanced developments which enables us to better use waste as a resource. Think of it as the circular economy in action.
Developing specialised reclamation and recycling processes enables us to help an increasing number of clients cut their carbon emissions.
Converting waste to energy
Thermal treatment enables certain high calorific waste streams to be processed to recover energy and destroy hazardous components.
This process is entirely dependent on obtaining the relevant environmental authorisation and permits.
We support this method of handling waste as it sits higher up on the waste hierarchy than landfill. This method of disposal also allows for the possibility of earning Certified Emission Reductions, commonly known as carbon credits.
Ploughing back in the agricultural sector
Suitable organic wastes from industry and municipal services are treated and spread onto agricultural fields to partly replace inorganic fertilisers.
We adopt stringent controls to ensure compliance with all legal requirements. This includes testing materials regularly as well as ensuring it is not stored for long periods before being spread onto agricultural land.